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Can't find my Firefox bookmarks on new computer with Windows 10.

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I can't find my Firefox bookmarks on new computer with Windows 10 they are not in IE either. I can find my "favorites" on the HD but I can't import unless I do them one at a time. I have tried all the options I could find but unless I missed something nothing is working. I thought Firefox bookmarks and other data was automatically saved to a cloud.

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jsg7076 said

I thought Firefox bookmarks and other data was automatically saved to a cloud.

On;y if you have added that to the browser.

Please explain the problem in detail. What happens? What are the exact error message(s) ?

What about the rest of your profile? Settings, bookmarks, history, passwords . . . .


Firefox automatically makes backups of the bookmarks. These are stored in the bookmarkbackups folder.

Open the Bookmarks Manager; Press the Alt or F10 key to bring up the toolbar, and select Bookmarks. Hot key is <Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> B.

Once the window is open, at the top of the page, press the button labeled Import and Backup. Select Restore. From the list, pick the file you want and click it.

The backups are stored in a jsonlz4 file named something like this; bookmarks-2016-06-29_1424_enD1GTH ya0JmicnYWg4V4g==.jsonlz4

In this example; 2016-06-29 = date created, 1424 = number of entries.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks

https://support.mozilla.org/kb/forum-response-recover-bookmarks-after-update